Raising Adopted and Biological Children

Adoption.com Original Video | Adoptive Parent Voices

Denalee Chapman August 25, 2015

Although adoption brings unique challenges to a child’s life, for many adoptive parents, how the family was created is not at the forefront of their minds in every-day life. Still, adoption is a part of the child’s life, so to leave the topic completely alone is like ignoring any other aspect of a child’s life. It’s important to include conversation about adoption while not making it an “issue.” A child’s background may make a difference in how certain things are approached at different stages of a child’s life. It is important to not dismiss the fact of adoption, and at the same time parent the adopted child the same way one would parent a biological child.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at DenaleeChapman.com.

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